Free Summer Concerts

Band performing on stage

Musicians from around the world are coming to New York’s parks to perform. Rock, folk, jazz, hip hop, classical, world—no matter what your style is, there’s a performance for you.

Free Summer Concerts Events

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Jul27

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Rhapsody Players

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jul28

Music on the Green

at Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall will curate a series of musical performances inspired by nature to provide visitors with a meditative experience of Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest. Each performance, part…
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul28

Jazz at Pier 84

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jazz at Pier 84 celebrates the living legacy of jazz at HRPK with a combination of smooth tunes and beautiful evenings on the Park’s green piers.
Free!

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Jul29

Summer on the Hudson: Children's Performance Series - Flor Bromley

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.
Get ready to move, sing, and have a great time with a collection of upbeat songs in Spanish and English that promote dual language education and an understanding of diversity.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Waterfront Concert Series: Forever Ray, the Sound of "The Genius", Ray Charles

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Celebrate and relive the legendary sounds of one of the most prolific icons of our time with a performance by Forever Ray, the sound of "the Genius", Ray Charles.
Free!

Jul29

Satisfaction

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show. Sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings & Loan
Free!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Jul30

Picnic Performances: Carnegie Hall Citywide: Adrienne Warren & Friends

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Adrienne Warren is a performer and singer known for her West End debut in the World Premiere of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical in the title role of Tina Turner.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Jul31

13th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert

at Cafe Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join the Fort Tryon Tryon Park Trust, NYC Parks, and the Michels family for a very special concert to celebrate 86 years of Fort Tryon Park and to honor the late New York City Council Member Stan Michels!
Free!

Jul31

The Originals with special guest and performance by Slick Rick

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Jul31

Brass Queens In Concert - 5th Ave Open Streets

at Third Street and Fifth AvenueBrooklyn

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Brass Queens is an 8-piece brass band whose music is deeply inspired by the New Orleans tradition, which influences their sound that spans various genres.
Free!

Jul31

Picnic Performances: Greenwich House Music School – Riley Mulherkar and Ella Bric (Linda Briceño)

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Greenwich House Music School hosts a night with Riley Mulherkar and Ella Bric, two up-and-coming artists from their ongoing Uncharted series: concerts that encourage artists to take risks.
Free!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Aug 1

Tito Nieves / The Salsa Project with DJ JFuse

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays - Anbessa Orchestra

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
New York City’s premier Ethiopian Funk group, Anbessa Orchestra has been captivating audiences in venues of all sizes with their unique blend of '60s and '70s Ethiopian music influences and their own original materials.
Free!

Monday, August 2, 2021

Aug 2

Hudson RiverKids

at Virtual This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together a multitude of creative activities and story hours that stimulate the imagination as well as sing-alongs and music that will make you dance and shake.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Aug 3

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Sha-Doobie

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Aug 4

Music on the Green

at Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall will curate a series of musical performances inspired by nature to provide visitors with a meditative experience of Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest. Each performance, part…
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Aug 5

Waterfront Concert Series: The Cab Calloway Orchestra - Directed by Cab's Grandson - C. Calloway Brooks

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition proudly invites everyone to its Waterfront Concert Series to celebrate an icon of the jazz/swing era.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 5

Fleetwood Macked

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band.
Free!

Friday, August 6, 2021

Aug 6

Picnic Performances: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Terence Blanchard and The E-Collective with Turtle Island Quartet

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard takes the Bryant Park stage.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Aug 7

Funk Flex Birthday Concert with live performance by Ginuwine and Rakim, Kranium, Jeff Redd, Red Alert, DJ HR, and hosted by Ralph McDaniels

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Aug 8

Met Opera Summer Recital

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Monday, August 9, 2021

Aug 9

Hudson RiverKids

at Virtual This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together a multitude of creative activities and story hours that stimulate the imagination as well as sing-alongs and music that will make you dance and shake.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Aug10

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Frankie Marra Band

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Aug11

Music on the Green

at Oval Lawn (in Madison Square Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall will curate a series of musical performances inspired by nature to provide visitors with a meditative experience of Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest. Each performance, part…
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug11

Jazz at Pier 84

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jazz at Pier 84 celebrates the living legacy of jazz at HRPK with a combination of smooth tunes and beautiful evenings on the Park’s green piers.
Free!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Aug12

Gloria's Miami Nights Latin Experience

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Experience the dynamic hits of Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, and Selena.
Free!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aug13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Kym Lawrence

at Ballfield (in Clove Lakes Park)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This Harlem born Chanteuse is a master storyteller with a soulful taste of song; as an international vocalist Kym has been performing well over 35 years in US, Europe and Asia.
Free!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Pan Arcadia at Washington Square Park

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Enjoy an outdoor performance of the band Pan Arcadia at Washington Square Park
Free!

Aug14

Marc Rebillet, DJ Premier and Brady Watt / Adeline / Grand Wizzard Theodore

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Aug15

Armand Hammer & The Alchemist featuring Moor Mother, KAYANA, Fielded, ShrapKnel / GENG PTP

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Monday, August 16, 2021

Aug16

Hudson RiverKids

at Virtual This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together a multitude of creative activities and story hours that stimulate the imagination as well as sing-alongs and music that will make you dance and shake.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Aug17

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Canny Brothers Band (Irish Night)

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Aug19

Captain Jack

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy a free concert with the Ultimate Live Billy Joel Tribute Band.
Free!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Aug21

Arts, Culture & Fun: Taikoza concert

at Outdoors at Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)Manhattan

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Roughly translated, Taiko means big drums-and that’s exactly what Taikoza brings. Big Drums, powerful rhythms, and electrifying, room-thumping energy.
Free!

Aug21

Antibalas

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Aug23

Hudson RiverKids

at Virtual This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together a multitude of creative activities and story hours that stimulate the imagination as well as sing-alongs and music that will make you dance and shake.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Aug24

Free Summer Concerts at Shore Road Park: Pushing 60's

at 79th Street (in Shore Park and Parkway)Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Enjoy free concerts in Shore Road Park this summer! Check out the lineup.
Free!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Aug25

Jazz at Pier 84

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jazz at Pier 84 celebrates the living legacy of jazz at HRPK with a combination of smooth tunes and beautiful evenings on the Park’s green piers.
Free!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Aug26

Arts, Culture & Fun; Celebrate the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival with David Schnitter Quintet

at Outdoors at Hansborough Recreation Center

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
The esteemed tenor saxophonist David Schnitter is well known for his work with Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Frank Foster, and Richard "Groove" Holmes, as well as with Charlie Parker's bandmate Red Rodney.
Free!

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Aug28

Charlie Parker with Strings: The Donald Harrison Quartet and The Harlem Symphony Orchestra

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Aug28

Go Brooklyn! Stetsasonic & Friends 40th Anniversary Show

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney IslandBrooklyn

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Tickets are no longer required for free performances at SummerStage. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, with limited capacity, and will…
Free!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Aug29

Willie Jones III - A Charlie Parker Centennial Celebration featuring Sarah Hanahan, Godwin Louis, Justin Robinson, Erena Terakubo with Donald Vega and Endea Owens

at Marcus Garvey ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
In Association with Jazz at Lincoln Center For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and…
Free!

Aug29

Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson / DJ KS 360

at Ford Amphitheater at Coney IslandBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Aug30

Hudson RiverKids

at Virtual This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Hudson RiverKids brings together a multitude of creative activities and story hours that stimulate the imagination as well as sing-alongs and music that will make you dance and shake.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Sep 1

Yo La Tengo / Mountain Movers

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Tickets are no longer required for free performances at SummerStage. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, with limited capacity, and will…
Free!

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Sep 4

Dom Salvador Samba Jazz Sextet / Screening: Dom Salvador & Abolition / DJ Nyack & Eduardo Brechó

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
In Association with 25th Inffinito Brazilian Film Festival For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all…
Free!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Sep 8

Jazz at Pier 84

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jazz at Pier 84 celebrates the living legacy of jazz at HRPK with a combination of smooth tunes and beautiful evenings on the Park’s green piers.
Free!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Sep11

Erica Campbell / The Walls Group / Lena Byrd Miles / Jason McGee and Choir

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sep12

Isadora Duncan Dance Company - Fort Tryon Park

at Billings Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
The Isadora Duncan Dance Company returns to Fort Tryon Park’s Billings Lawn for a performance of inspiring dances to delight audiences of all ages!
Free!

Sep12

Valerie June

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Tickets are no longer required for free performances at SummerStage. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, with limited capacity, and will…
Free!

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Sep19

Patti Smith and Her Band

at Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows). To ensure everyone…
Free!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Sep22

Jazz at Pier 84

at Hudson River Park's Pier 84 This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Jazz at Pier 84 celebrates the living legacy of jazz at HRPK with a combination of smooth tunes and beautiful evenings on the Park’s green piers.
Free!

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